What Is This Blue Lumber?

Sunday night I was sitting around watching the Simpsons, my favorite TV show when I get a call from my dad. He was watching that show Extreme Home Makeover and he notice that they where building the house out of blue lumber. He asked me “Why is this lumber blue?” Confused, I was like “blue…

Board Governance – 6 Keys to Successful Oversight

Many definitions of Board Governance are broad and theoretical. But when I consult with boards who are interested in improving their ability to govern, I like to use a more practical definition that includes 6 keys to good governance. Additionally, I provide a few examples of actions or evidence that supports each of the six…

How to Prepare a House to Sell

By properly preparing your house to sell you could potentially add thousands of dollars to the end sale price of your house. As well as increasing your profit you will also likely speed up the process of selling your house. Most buyers looking for a house are driven by emotion in their quest to buy…

How to Build a Sustainable Kitchen Design

There is a looming reality taking place in the society today. Increasing concerns on global warming and rising energy prices are on the loose, and so, the concept of high-performance homes and sustainable designs are considered to be urgent issues. The need for more energy-efficient utility and facility designs is inevitable. A home’s energy and…

How to Install a Steel Door and Frame

A door is a significant feature of the house. It is the only acknowledged entry and exit point of any buildings or houses. That’s why a door should be strong and durable enough to keep away intruders and other unwanted elements that could ruin one’s home and properties. An example of durable and strong material…

A Primer On Safe And Healthy Weight Loss

An Overview of Obesity Contrary to popular belief, an individual who appears fat may not be obese and the opposite is true for people who appear thin. According to an article published by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), fat mass (makes up large percentage of excess weight) can be broken down into gender-specific fat,…

How to Install Sheetrock, Drywall, or Plasterboard

Sheetrock is brittle, weak, and easily crumbles… so why is it so widely used for home interiors? Well, there are many reasons sheetrock, or drywall, is the material of choice for many modern homes. Sheetrock is cheap, extremely workable, fire-resistant, and makes a good base for a wallpaper finish. So although it’s not the strongest…

Gypsum – Composition and Uses

Gypsum is composed of calcium, sulfate, and water, has a chemical symbol of CA SO4 2H2O. It is an abundant natural mineral, which originated from the drying out of ancient seas and is quarried or mined in many parts of the world. Plants use almost as much calcium as phosphorus. Until fairly recently, gypsum’s value…

Screw The Nut

If we didn’t have problems we wouldn’t be people. People have problems. No-one is immune: Even Life Coaches have problems! The genius Dr. Maxwell Maltz commented that our lives are a combination of victories and defeats, hopes and disappointments, peaks and valleys, ups and downs. In the final analysis, the business of living requires us…

What Is a Locking Wheel Nut Remover?

If you have a car then you probably know that the rim of that wheel is fixed onto the threaded bolt shafts by something called a locking wheel nut. This is able to maintain its lock on the shaft of the wheel by means of a nylon thread insert that lines the nut’s centre hole.…